It pains me to write this post... It's rare that I find products that I don't love, as I tend to rather go for products that I have researched a lot of online and heard great reviews of. I hardly make a purchase on a whim anymore and although I miss it, its saved me so much money in the long run. However there are still those odd few that just haven't been my best buds of the beauty world.
Sexy MotherPucker Lip Shine Lacquers (Sorry it's not pictured, but I have no idea where I've put it!). I am a big fan of the Original Sexy MotherPucker Plumping Gloss, so I just presumed they would be the same, except the Lip Lacquers would have a tint. I was wrong, the Lacquers are so much thicker and I find them really sticky, I wish they were as fluid and have more slip to them like the Plumping Gloss.
Back in 2013 when the Rimmel Apocalips first launched, I was pretty smitten with them. I still do love them for the same reasons, they're pigmented and long lasting. But one thing I have never gotten over is the flavour/smell, I just cant stand it and the perks of these glosses have worn off now that I've found others. Being abandoned to the back of the drawer, never to be seen again and its such a shame because they're really not awful products for any other reasons, but the artificial cherry scent is something I cant stomach.
I feel like I must be using this one wrong, as everyone raved about the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain's so of course I wanted one. But me and this particular stain don't want to get along. I will happily try loads of these types of glosses as I love the effect they have, leaving this lips looking glossy and plastic like without any stickiness. Although its not sticky, I've found once I apply it, it kind of shrinks back on itself like shrinking plastic if that makes sense. I have to apply loads and I just cant seem to get the even coverage I was hoping for. If there's any tricks on how to get this to apply like a dream, please let me know!
Touche Eclat. Andrew from Beauty and the Boy knows exactly how much I want to cry over ever purchasing this, it seemed like a miracle in a pen when I tried it in store. Although its a highlighter and not a concealer, it just seemed to solve all my dark circle issues in a few swipes. Fast forward to me using it on myself and I cant say I get the same effect... I find for me its an ok highlight, but personally I just prefer a full on highlighter such as Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora or MAC Soft and Gentle, this one just doesn't do it for me, but I can see how it can be favoured as a quick and subtle brightener.
I must admit I used to swear by this stuff and it was my favourite foundation from the drugstore, (it gives one of the best glows!), however now I'm not entirely sure what's happened to the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I'm not sure if the formulation has been changed, not only that but the shades have definitely been changed. I used to have an almost perfect match, which is rare for me as usually drugstore foundations aren't pale enough. However now I just find I have to mix it with other shades and it doesn't seem to last as long on my skin and just slips off, even when powdered. If there's a specific way to make it last, again let me know!
Im kind of hoping I'm just not using these products correctly as I just want to love them! But I guess they're just not for me, I've heard so many great things about them from others too, so they definitely work. Hopefully a magical miracle will happen and I'll suddenly fall in love!